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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.
Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    0.3 KM Rotorua
Learning how to use essential oils safely is key to getting the most support for your body. We will be covering a step by step way of using essential oils safely with infants, children, and adults. There will also be the opportunity to learn ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
Okere Falls Store is excited to have Tim and Lisa of Clearview Estate for an evening of wine and canapes! Clearview Estate was established 30 years ago on the coastline of Hawke's Bay in the Te Awanga region by Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Machete Clan + DRXNES + MUNGBEANZ join forces for their biggest and baddest tour to date! Travelling North to South for the rark of all rarks! It's time to bring all the monsters out... are you ready?
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lava Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    4.5 KM Rotorua
Winter can be grim and boring... but not any more! Back again for a 2nd year – Come celebrate Matariki at OGLOW – this is your chance to experience the thrill of rolling downhill in our OGO’s but in the dark! Beat the doom and gloom with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: OGO Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.5 KM from Rotorua
    5.8 KM Rotorua
O Rock - Rotorua is a 5km and 10km obstacle course event that combines flat off-road terrain and obstacles to allow those with a sense of adventure to define themselves, then bask in the glory at the finish. O Rock features obstacles constructed ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hannahs Bay Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Brass Band Room, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    1 KM Rotorua
It's hard, it's fast, it's tough... it's Roller Derby! New Zealand's premier roller derby event, slam rock is back, live at Rotorua's Southern Trust Sportsdrome! This year the Sulphur City Steam Rollers' Motley Crew take on Dead End Derby ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
'The Legacy Tour' with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs in honour of our mentor the late Colin Fry... What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage! NZs leading medium Kelvin Cruickshank is joining forces with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Novotel Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Join us for a flavour-fuelled adventure with five courses perfectly paired with Esk Valley wines, and insider anecdotes from the experts spiked between courses, this is a night not to be missed! Limited tickets, round up your bestie mates or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month ski trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. This journey has only been completed once before, and never by a female duo. Their adventure is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Basement Cinema, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
“Life is cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret!” If you fancy a night with a difference, you’ve come to the right place! Be entertained with a night of theatrical entertainment, paired with a sumptuous five course degustation menu. See ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Want to learn about robotics and compete in an underwater robotics competition? Then this is for you. Children will be put into teams of 3 and spend the day building their underwater robot. They will design an attachment for their robot to pick ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Because it’s cold outside and summer seems so far away… it’s time to party! Festive Buffet Dinner. Cash bar. Live band. Add accommodation: Dine & dance, twin share room and full breakfast for $269 for two people. Bookings are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Held over three days, the Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show brings together the very best in products and services for the home and lifestyle products. With over 150 companies involved take your time to explore all the various sites on display ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Latin Cardio & Body Sculpt Fitness Classes! The ultimate fitness package! An exhilarating Latin dance cardio fitness class combined with a body sculpt floor workout aimed to help tone, shape and strengthen your body. It is a fun and inspirational ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Health Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
0.7 KM Rotorua
Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! This time it’s Felix the farm ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    7.2 KM Rotorua
The Angelite Holistic Fair is now out of retirement. We are now hosting our fair on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Our Angelite Holistic Fair was established in Auckland on the 3rd of October 2009 at the Massey Community House. The Fair ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ngongotaha Community Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.2 KM from Rotorua
    3.1 KM Rotorua
Get ready for some unmissable rugby action coming to Rotorua! The Maori All Blacks are set to take on the Flying Fijians at Rotorua International Stadium July 20th. It’s sure to be a huge clash with Fiji and they will be holding nothing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning more about Matariki and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Don’t miss Matariki X, the Maori Economy event of the year! Join a stellar line-up of entrepreneurial speakers for a morning that’s set to inspire and empower our Maori innovators! Presenters include: Vaka Interactiv’s Jesse Armstrong, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
3 KM Rotorua
Fun team navigation adventure. 3 and 6 hour foot or mountain bike options. Rogaine format - collect as many controls as you can in the time allowed. Pizza after the event included in the entry fee. Visit the website for more info and to enter.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Introducing international award winning Brendon Chase as Elvis! New Zealand’s premier Elvis tribute artist entertaining as Elvis for 24 years. Enjoy an Elvis themed dinner with the show! View the menu here: https://bit.ly/2D7aRTd Book your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
We Run The Forest is back and set to be another sell out in 2019. Join us in the stunning world famous Redwood forest in Rotorua for the coolest winter forest run or walk. There is no reason why winter should hold you back. Event options: 2019 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Rotorua as long been considered a mecca in the world of Mountain Biking but what about the gravel roads, well its time for the Gravel Grinders to rejoice with Rotorua’s very own 100% gravel road cycling event. Get out you gravel, Cyclo cross, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    3.1 KM Rotorua
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
The event pairs twenty Rotorua identities with little or no dance experience into ten couples. They are professionally trained over 15 weeks to perform for one night only. Four celebrity judges score each couple to determine an overall winner. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    1.4 KM Rotorua
If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.4 KM from Rotorua
    13.1 KM Rotorua
If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 13.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain Jade, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Don't Miss Out The One The Only Premiere Artist & Supporting Acts Renzy White & Solar Eclipse Don't Miss Out
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Due To The Massively & High Demands To See The One The Only Renee Geyer In New Zealand Right Here In Rotorua She Is Coming Back For one more show in Rotorua Tonight ( Sunday 1st Sept ) As we head to Christchurch for our final show of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Join us on our 2.5km walk to raise awareness of Suicide and Depression. We encourage participants to dress up and wear yellow - the colour of hope. Let's show our support for each other. We are stronger together! Like us on our Facebook ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
If you are in Rotorua on Sunday's 5pm -7pm - Do not miss this! Join us every Sunday for two hours of exciting big screen trivia bingo action. Come up with a strategy that sees a mix of conservatism fight optimism, as you vie to beat the other ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Children and adolescents with oppositional, defiance and/or anger issues can present a monumental challenge to helping professionals, educators and families. A huge percentage of professional time, energy and resources is spent responding to this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
- If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Tuesday - Do not miss this! - Come and test your knowledge against the famous Believe It Or Not questions. With a pre-quiz game, the Main Quiz, and other on-the-spot prizes, and Bar Tab's, finished off with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
Going to be in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Wednesday Night? Don't be afraid Wednesday night poker is back in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua Attention! Attention! New game! New game! Up to $500 cash in prize money. Poker players you know you want to - so ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
- If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Rotorua Museum is happy to announce the return of the bi-annual Art Awards for 2019 and are calling upon all Bay of Plenty artists to enter. In association with Friends of Rotorua Museum this prestigious competition is sponsored by Toi Ohomai ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    9.2 KM Rotorua
Corporate Dragon Boat Regatta A new event in Rotorua! Bringing the ancient sport of Dragon Boating to Rotorua business and organisations - It will be an exciting day of dragon boat racing and being new to Rotorua will make it something ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The One The Only Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer Grayson Hugh is an internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. After moving to New York in 1986 in search of a record deal, he was "discovered" in an elevator ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Ever fancied a holiday to England? Well get your best British accent ready ‘cos we’re off to London to visit The Queen! Join our UK Holiday, be swept away to the land of Yorkshire Pud and mushy peas, and see for yourself if Britain’s really got ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
9.2 KM Rotorua
At XTERRA we want everyone to "live more". Our focus is to inspire people to get out and be active in New Zealand’s great outdoors. Since its inception 15 years ago, the XTERRA Rotorua Festival has grown to become one of the best XTERRA events ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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